A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman

In 1960, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman began work on three of his most powerful and representative films, eventually presented as a trilogy. Already a figure of international acclaim for such masterpieces as The Seventh Seal and The Magician, Bergman turned his back on the expressionism of his fifties work to focus on a series of chamber dramas exploring belief and alienation in the modern age. Collaborating with the distinguished cinematographer Sven Nykvist, and eliciting searing performances from his refined cast of regulars—Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Ingrid Thulin, and Max Von Sydow among them—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity. Drawing on Bergman’s own upbringing and ongoing spiritual crises, the films of the trilogy examine the necessity of religion and question the promise of faith.

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  • Spine #208

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Released Jun 4, 2019

Films In This Set

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman

Special Features

  • On the DVD: High-definition digital transfers of all three films
  • On the Blu-ray: New 2K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Introductions to the films by director Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003 (Blu-ray only)
  • Interview from 2012 with actor Harriet Andersson (Blu-ray only)
  • Audio interview from 1962 with actor Gunnar Björnstrand (Blu-ray only)
  • Illustrated audio interview with cinematographer Sven Nykvist, recorded in 1981 (Blu-ray only)
  • Observations from 2003 on each film by film scholar Peter Cowie
  • Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie, a five-part documentary by Vilgot Sjöman made for Swedish television during the production of Winter Light
  • Poster gallery
  • Original U.S. theatrical trailers
  • Alternate English-dubbed soundtracks
  • With the DVD: Essays by film scholars Peter Matthews, Peter Cowie, and Leo Braudy, plus a statement from director Vilgot Sjöman
  • With the Blu-ray: An essay by film scholar Catherine Wheatley and an excerpt from Bergman’s 1987 autobiography, The Magic Lantern

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